Kevin Love on Getting Players in Who Really Wanted to Win and It Was Necessary to Get Rid of His Flu Conspirators…

Kevin Love is a giant supporter of Cleveland’s moves at the deadline.

Who can blame him? Love was often the focus for much of the Cavs struggles.  Poor defensive rotation? Blame Kevin.  Lackluster ball movement? Blame Kevin.  Not exactly a way to build team chemistry.

He also was the focus of a team meeting instigated by Dwyane Wade over the flu. Courtesy of Sporting News, Love explains how getting rid of Dwyane Wade and Isaiah Thomas has changed the tone.

“It might not have been a bad thing to get some fresh faces in there and guys from situations where they really wanted to win,” Love told reporters at NBA All-Star Weekend Saturday in Los Angeles. “I think first and foremost, seeing those (new) guys in Atlanta, they didn’t play, but they got there right after the trade and they just said they want to win. You can tell when somebody says it, you can tell when somebody means it. They really meant it and it felt good to have that there.”

A man with a new lease on life, Love is still weeks away from joining his new teammates on the floor.